The Greatest Treasure-Hunting Stories Ever Told

#C-3008
Elliott, Charles -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 1585746835
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion, Phips, Laurentic
Comments: Anthology
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 292
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Lyons Press, Guildford, Connecticut (2003), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This anthology includes 21 land and sea treasure stories…of both fact and fiction.  There are two true sunken treasure stories: the story of the Laurentic (excerpted from Pierre de Latil’s book, “Sunken Treasure” – #C-4690) and the story of William Phips and the “Concepcion” (excerpted from Cotton Mather’s book, “The Life of Sir William Phips” – #C-5460).

West of the Bull – A Brief Romance with Forbidden Treasure

#C-1175
Armstrong, T.L. and Randy Andrews

ISBN/ISSN: 9781490509648
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 248
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Signum Ops, Merritt Island, Florida (2013), in    paperback.
Description: This is the story of the shipwrecks and treasure salvage in the Cape Canaveral area of    Florida before the government started closing the area in the 1960s.  It is also the story of the New    Channel Historical Survey Group, of which the authors were involved.  Bob Marx’s notes of the    shipwrecks in this area and a list of archaeological sites recorded for NASA are additionally   included.

Treasure and Treasure Hunters

#C-1170
Armstrong, Richard -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 241017475
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Great Basses Reef Wreck
Comments: Anthology
Size: 5.25″ x 8.75″
Pages: 203
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Hamish Hamilton Ltd., London (1969), in hardback with a dust jacket. The Children’s Book Club, London, published an edition in 1970, in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition (not stated) was published by David White, Publishers, New York City (1969), in hardback with a dust jacket. The US edition was reprinted (stated) in 1971 in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This anthology includes 12 treasure stories, 2 of which are about sunken treasures.  Arthur C. Clarke writes about his adventures salvaging an unidentified shipwreck on the Great Basses Reef in Sri Lanka and Sir Robert H. Davis tells of the successful salvage of 3186 gold bars from the White Star liner, “Laurentic”.

Treasures from Spain

#C-1157
Armentrout, David & Patricia Armentrout

ISBN/ISSN: 1559162937
Library of Congress: 00-029076
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Juvenile; includes a glossary; illustrated
Size: 7.75” x 10.25”
Pages: 48
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Rourke Book Company, Inc., Vero Beach, Florida (2001), in hardback with pictorial boards (no dust jacket issued).
Description:  Half of this juvenile book is about Spanish art and buildings, with the other half about Spanish galleons and salvage.  While no specific wrecks are mentioned in the text, there are 4 pictures of “Atocha” treasures and the cover of the book features the gold plate recovered from the “Atocha”

The Endless Search for the HMS Hussar – New York’s Legendary Treasure Shipwreck

#C-1152
Apuzzo, Robert

ISBN/ISSN: 9780962991325
Library of Congress: 2007939695
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Hussar
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6” x 9”
Pages: 151
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by R & L Publishing, New York City (2008), in paperback.
Description: This book is a series of newspaper articles relating to the sinking and salvage of the “HMS Hussar”, which sank in 1780 in the Hell Gate area of the East River (Bronx, New York City) and was reputed to be carrying 14 chests of coins (a British army payroll during the Revolutionary War).  The articles range from 1780 to 1985.  A few conclusions about the wreck are drawn in the introduction, but the question as to why no treasure has ever been found on the “HMS Hussar” is unanswered.

Southern Treasures

#C-1150
Anderson, Nina and William

ISBN/ISSN: 0887420281
Library of Congress: 86-45971
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1733 Fleet, Art McKee, 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1554 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 189
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by The Globe Pequot Press, Chester, Connecticut (1987), in paperback.
Description: While this book is primarily about land and pirate treasures, it includes a chapter about sunken treasures and overviews the wrecked fleets of Spanish treasure galleons in 1554, 1622, 1715 and 1733.

The Story of the Spanish Galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha

Amundson, Katherine

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Mel Fisher
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 9″ x 12″
Pages: 32
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Salvors, Inc., Key West, Florida (1987), in paperback and reprinted in paperback in 1994.
Description: This juvenile book is really a coloring book telling the story of the sinking and salvage of the “Atocha”, with captions under the pictures. There is a foldout map of the routes of the Spanish galleons in the back of the book.

The Hidden Galleon

#C-1118
Amrhein, John Jr.

ISBN/ISSN: 9780979687204
Library of Congress: 2007935481
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: La Galga, 1750 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 523
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the New Maritima Press, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (2007), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of the Spanish galleon, “La Galga”, which sank off the Virginia coast in 1750 and may have been the original source of the wild ponies on Assateague Island.  In the late 1990s “La Galga” was the subject of a law suit by the Spanish government which claimed ownership…and the Kingdom of Spain was ultimately awarded the wreck.  However, subsequent research has shown the wreck the Kingdom of Spain was awarded is probably not “La Galga”.

Treasure in the Sun

#C-1112
Allyn, Rube, Stan Witwer, Charles Francis Allyn, Dick Bothwell and The Secret Six

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Santa Margarita, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, Art McKee
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 30
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the Great Outdoors Association, St. Petersburg, Florida (1961), in paperback.  A greatly expanded second and third edition was published under the title, “Great Outdoors Book of Skin and Scuba Diving”
(see #C-1110), in paperback, also in 1961.
Description: This book mixes fact and fiction. The sunken treasure stories are real, but most of the pirate stories are fiction. It tells the story of Mrs. Bula Croker, who partially salvaged the “Santa Margharita” off Palm Beach, Florida; it also tells of the early 1715 and 1733 Fleet recoveries, including some of Art McKee’s treasure hunting adventures.